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Poster: arcaco Date: Aug 9, 2005 4:04am
Forum: democracy_now Subject: Why is it so unreliable

I find that the dn files are extremely unreliable -- very often they don't exist at all, and sometimes it takes 10 tries for the download to start after repeated failed attempts. What is going on? Can you PLEASE release these in .torrent format to ensure that archive.org is not the bottleneck? I would be happy to help in this effort -- please let me know if I can be of assistance.

Thanks

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Aug 9, 2005 4:37am
Forum: democracy_now Subject: Re: Why is it so unreliable

If you are having trouble with more recent ones, it could be related to this:
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=40689
Sorry!

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Poster: arcaco Date: Aug 9, 2005 5:33am
Forum: democracy_now Subject: Re: Why is it so unreliable

Thanks Diana. Sounds like the archive.org servers are over burdened. Has anyone considered adding torrent/tracker capabilities to the site? This could offset some of the bandwidth burden by the nature of the torrent protocol... I'd love to help in such an effort.

Thanks!

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Aug 9, 2005 5:57am
Forum: democracy_now Subject: Re: Why is it so unreliable

It was tried earlier, but sadly bittorrent apparently isn't a good fit for here. Among other things, almost any given item is not intensively popular enough to have a lot of outside bandwidth sharing on it longterm.

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Poster: scorpachi Date: Aug 20, 2005 7:52am
Forum: democracy_now Subject: Re: Why is it so unreliable

DN is trying this out. they r putting the shows up on BT for 3 days then they take them down. then its up to us to keep them alive on the other BT sites.

as far as i know it is only a trail to see how it does.

hope that helps.

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Poster: scorpachi Date: Aug 20, 2005 7:54am
Forum: democracy_now Subject: Re: Why is it so unreliable

hehe. helps if i post the link doesn't it :)

http://ewheel.democracynow.org/